Today, meeting a romantic partner through an online service is commonplace. In fact, a recent survey showed that 1 in 5 couples that have married in the last three years met each other through an online dating site. What is even more amazing is that twice as many married couples met online than in bars, at clubs, or at other social events – combined.
The reason is simple – it works.
Today, online dating has become a huge, highly developed industry. If you haven’t tried it recently, you might be in for quite a surprise at how sophisticated and effective certain online dating services have now become.
And one company in particular, Match.com has grown to become the pre-eminant online dating service.
So, why are so many intelligent, successful singles meeting other great singles online today?
Firstly, online dating lets you get to know the basics about someone before deciding if you want to invest any time in them. And, studies have proven that communicating online before meeting someone face-to-face significantly reduces the stress involved in your first meeting, leading to more great first dates.
The online dating process also lets people spot potential red flags before they set up a date. It sure beats getting involved with someone and then discovering something that’s a real deal-breaker for you.
And, contrary to what some may think, research has also shown that people are generally honest about themselves online. Most people know they will have to expose themselves at some point, so they choose to be honest, rather than disingenuous, when creating their online profiles.
Industry leader Match.com, which was launched in 1995, specializes in creating romantic opportunities so that singles are more likely to find someone special. Over the years, they’ve continued to refine their tools in order to take the lottery out of love.
One of the reasons the service is so successful is because they give singles the opportunity to express themselves and find potential online matches for free. They allow new members to set up a profile that can include up to 26 photos, as well as selected preferences regarding the person they’re searching for.
Then, tell Match.com a little about yourself and what you’re looking for in a partner and relationship. With the click of a mouse, you instantly get to see photos and read about potential matches in your area; all free and incredibly easy.
When you subscribe, you become entitled to view all the photos of singles you are interested in, send unlimited emails, and even see who’s been viewing your profile and shown an interest in you. You have more choices, more ways to connect, and more chances to find your love match.
Match.com puts a lot of emphasis on member privacy and integrity. All communication between members on Match.com happens through an “anonymous” email network. The names and contact information of all members are kept confidential until the member personally decides to share the information with a potential match. And, every profile and photo is screened by the site before it’s posted online.
Who can you meet on Match.com? People just like you, in your local area. But, also much more! Match.com members form a diverse, global community of singles who share common goals—to meet other singles, find dates, form romantic relationships, and meet life partners.